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Cougars to play 1,000th game Saturday

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PULLMAN, Wash. - To those who have suffered through some long Washington State football seasons, it may come as no surprise that Saturday's game against San Diego State is the one thousandth in team history.

The Cougars are 487-467-45, for a 51 percent winning percentage in a football history that dates back to 1894.

Washington State (0-1) opened its latest season with a 42-21 loss at No. 5 Wisconsin last weekend.

No Cougar has won the Heisman Trophy, given to college football's best player. Defensive lineman Rien Long won the 2002 Outland Trophy as the nation's top interior lineman.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)